For details of all the organised training sessions, go to the Training page. If you need transport to any of these sessions, please contact a club rep. We can generally work something out.
A note on safety
In the open-water sessions during the summer, please do not swim unaccompanied. We do not have lifeguard support and rely on the group being in the water together.
On all club cycle rides, please wear an approved cycle helmet, along with any other protection you feel is appropriate (gloves, etc) should you fall off – it does happen! Before you head out, you should agree on a route, ensure that at least one of you has tubes and air, plus, if possible, a mobile phone. This will become second nature and it is guaranteed that you will be thankful you carried these items at least once.
Simply put, effort placed in improving your technique early on is time very well spent. Coaching from those such as Robin and Archie Brew is excellent value for money. If this is not within your budget, books such as Total Immersion or The Complete Swimmer are effective self-coaching tools. Get a sympathetic friend to video your technique and pull it apart. Do so with the help of a knowledgeable club member ¬– they will be pleased to assist and give advice.
All you need have to do then is practise the drills!
Speed work is the key
Books, magazines and videos
Alternatively, the book Triathlete's Training Bible, by Joe Friel, provides a wealth of info for you to browse through and digest. Triathlon legend Dave Scott has also written a book, Triathlon Training, which provides similar info. He was winning Hawaii Ironman when most of us were unaware Triathlon existed as a sport.
Many of us read 220, a British mag, which keeps you up to date on all things multisport, here and abroad. It is also a useful source of articles on training methods. There are numerous ads in 220, which detail training camps, swim clinics and all gear relating to multisport. 220 is available from Borders in Brighton, or alternatively you can contact Liz Halliday for the club copy.
The British Triathlon Federation (BTF) recently commissioned a CD-Rom, which covers training in all disciplines. It provides a simple training planner, which you can export to XL or print. This was available from their website. Alternatively, contact Nigel, who may be able to source you a copy.
We have a club library containing books, videos and DVDs which may help you in your training. See Paul Collicut at the track on Wednesdays.
Important Documents - please download & read
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